Today marks the premiere of “Like The Sun”, the alluring debut single from Programm. The band is a quartet of kindred spirits from Toronto, Ontario, united by their mutual desire to seamlessly blend their musical tastes into something new. While their music seems out of time and place, drawing from the familiar pools of krautrock, electronic and shoegaze, the result is nothing short of a futuristic expression of the current day. Lush space and heavy drums make themselves at home among pulsing electronics and squelching guitars in Programm’s unique view on the world.
The video for “Like The Sun” was directed by Amos Leblanc, and perfectly complements the song’s precarious beauty, as minimalist drum programming anchors low-end bass murmur, before deftly harnessed guitar reverb swells to a haunting, dulcet chorus.
“Like The Sun” appears on the band’s debut EP of the same name, which is due for digital release February 17 via The Hand, and was co-produced by Alexandre Bonenfant (METZ, Crystal Castles, Diamond Rings) and Jakub Soma with Graham Lessard (Timber Timbre, Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene, Barr Brothers) handling the mixing duties.
Programm is Jacob Soma (Guitar, Vocals), Jackie Game (Bass, Vocals) Mark Game (Keys, Synth), and Andrew Reesor (Drums).